Teen Safe Driver

Teen Safe Driver

Teen Safe Driver Program

Helping your teen master safe driving habits just got easier with the Teen Safe Driver program. Our smartphone app monitors distracted driving and other risky behaviors — helping your teen learn how to drive safer and smarter.

And as a parent, you’ll have the app on your smartphone, too. That way, you can track your teen’s progress and also keep an eye on their whereabouts while they’re behind the wheel. To top it off, you can earn a 10% car insurance discount* after your teen completes 3,000 miles or one year in the program.

How does the Teen Safe Driver program work? The app scores each trip your teen takes, so they can watch for areas that need improvement in real time. They’ll also have fun challenging themselves and watching their scores tick upwards as their driving improves.

And as the parent, you’ll have the app on your smartphone, too. That way, you can track your teen’s progress and also keep an eye on their whereabouts while they’re behind the wheel. To top it off, you can earn a 10% car insurance discount* after your teen completes 3,000 miles or one year in the program.

Call Your Agent to Enroll
Signing up for Teen Safe Driver is simple and quick. Just contact your agent to get started.
Download Our Special App
We will send you and your teen a smartphone app link. Installation is a snap!
Drive and Learn
Each trip measures phone distractions, speeding and more.
Better Scores = Safer Teens
By aiming for higher scores, your teen can learn safer driving habits.
Save on Your Car Insurance
We’ll reward you with 10% in savings* on your car insurance after your teen completes 3,000 miles or one year in the program.

How Does the Teen Safe Driver Program Work?

This innovative program provides parents with an effective way to help their teens master safer driving habits that can last a lifetime. Our special app effectively reduces distracted driving along with other risky behaviors that are common among teenagers. The app scores each ride and makes it clear where your teen can improve, while making it fun to challenge themselves to achieve higher scores. After your teen completes 3,000 miles or one year in the program, you’ll get a 10% discount* on your car insurance.

What Is the Cost of the Teen Safe Driving Program?

Our program aims to reduce your teen’s chance of being in a car crash, grow a greater sense of confidence behind the wheel and stay focused on the road. And because we want to help your teen develop safe driving habits, there is no cost to the Teen Safe Driver Program — it’s completely free for American Family auto insurance customers (though data charges may apply).

If I Sign Up for the Teen Safe Driving Program, Will a Discount Be Applied to My Policy?

Yes! Once your teen reaches the goal of completing 3,000 driving miles on the road or driving for one year in the Teen Safe Driver program, a discount of 10% will be applied on their car insurance for participating. Being a safe driver leads to a better driving record and fewer filed claims — so we think it’s important to reward your teen for making the smart move of taking the initiative to form safe driving habits.

Teen Driver Safe Program FAQs

  1. Put simply, your rates won’t be affected.
  2. Definitely! You’ll get a 10%* discount after your teen completes 3,000 miles or one year in the program, whichever comes first.
  3. Automatically! You never need to start, stop, open or close your app to accurately capture your driving.

    To be a bit more scientific, the app is "sleeping" in the background waiting for driving-like behavior (it does this to minimize data and battery consumption when you're not driving). When it sees movement that looks like driving (e.g. speed, location), the app begins recording. The data from each trip is processed so that we can show you things like the route you took, the distance and time you drove, and scores on things like Distracted Driving, High Speed, Hard Braking and Time of Day.

  4. The app is pretty smart! It uses cutting-edge technology that analyzes many aspects of your driving and behavior to identify whether you are a driver in a car, a passenger in a car, or traveling via some other mode of transit. On occasion, the app may misclassify a trip. When this happens, you can tap on the trip, and edit the mode by tapping the transit mode icon in the top right. This information helps the app better classify future trips.
  5. Data is stored in encrypted formats in data centers, so your privacy will be protected.
  6. You’ll need a smartphone that has an iOS (Apple) or Android operating system. Apple requirements: iOS 10.0 or later; Android requirements: Android 5.1 and up. The phone must also include specific sensor types, including GPS, an accelerometer and a gyroscope. On average, the app uses 60-70 megabytes of data per month, though this varies depending on the actual driving time. The app prefers to upload from Wi-Fi networks when possible, and will only upload via the cellular data when Wi-Fi is not available for an extended period after a trip finishes.

Sign Up for the Teen Safe Driver Program With American Family

Ready to help your teen make the move towards becoming a safer driver? Connect with your American Family Insurance agent and they’ll help get you set up. Or get started by heading to our Teen Safe Driver Program website where you can learn more about the program and how to enroll.

*Certain restrictions may apply, and the discount may vary or not apply to all coverage on a policy. Please talk to your agent for details.

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